Published: Wed, May 16, 2018
People | By Neil Grant

UK, French and German foreign ministers to discuss Iran nuclear deal

UK, French and German foreign ministers to discuss Iran nuclear deal

While withdrawing on Tuesday from the accord struck under his predecessor Barack Obama, U.S. President Donald Trump pledged "the highest level of economic sanction" against the Iranian regime, which he called "the leading state sponsor of terror".

"Zarif is saying we have our hardliners and ... who knows what they're going to do", Maloney said.

Russian President Vladimir Putin and German Chancellor Angela Merkel have already discussed the Iran nuclear deal after Washington announced its withdrawal from it on Friday. In the aftermath of the 2015 worldwide nuclear accord, in which nuclear sanctions on Iran were lifted, Seid was a prominent voice complaining that Iran was still being kept out of the global financial system and not receiving the economic benefits it was promised in exchange for curtailing its nuclear program.

In a Twitter post on Saturday, Trump said the nuclear deal helped Iran to boost its military budget. However, it never went into effect: Shortly after taking office, Trump signed an executive order that took the United States out of the deal, thus keeping it from entering into force.

Today, 50% of Iran's trade is with India and China.

According to Delanoe, bilateral trade amounted to $1.7 billion in 2017, down 20 percent from the previous year and well below the more than $3 billion in the late 2000s.

Tehran's chief diplomat embarked on the tour as regional tensions spiked just days after unprecedented Israeli strikes in Syria which a monitor said killed at least 11 Iranian fighters, triggering fears of a broader conflict between the two arch-enemies. "We have interests and we have values and we have to balance both", Kaeser said.

"I don't see any simple solution to shield companies from all the risks of American sanctions", Maas told the German newspaper Bild am Sonntag.

"They are used to working within legal and economic constraints".

"Russia wants to sell steel, transport infrastructure and other manufactured goods to Iran".

"The President of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran has been tasked with taking all necessary steps in preparation for Iran to pursue industrial-scale enrichment without any restrictions", Zarif said on Friday.

Lightning coach Jon Cooper was asked Sunday morning if he planned any changes for tonight's game against the Capitals."No", he said.Then he added, "The only changes needed is everyone has to play way better."The Lightning faced the Capi".

Maas, who was on his first trip to Moscow, said it's important to maintain a frank and constructive dialogue with Russian Federation despite differences.

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